The Ole Miss Rebels represent the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The Rebels began playing basketball in 1909 and made their first postseason appearance in school history when they received a berth in the National Invitation Tournament in 1980. The next year in 1981, Ole Miss made its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Ole Miss Rebels most successful stretch came in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when they made the NCAA Tournament 5 out of 6 years between 1997-2002.The Rebels most successful NCAA Tournament came in 2001. Not only did they make the round of 32 for only the second time in school history, but they also made their first and only Sweet Sixteen appearance. The most exciting moment came in the Rebels second round game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were up by a point with less than a minute to go before Jason Harrison hit a three point shot to help Ole Miss win the game 59-56.
Ole Miss Rebels Recent NCAA Tourament History
Ole Miss made their last NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013. Ole Miss was a bubble team heading into the SEC Tournament, but several strong performances from Marshall Henderson helped the Rebels pull off a few upsets and win the SEC Tournament to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Rebels were a #12 seed and they played the #5 seed Wisconsin Badgers in their first game of the tournament. Marshall Henderson put together another strong performance and the Rebels pulled off the upset, beating the Badgers by a score of 57-46. Ole Miss played the #13 seed LaSalle Explorers in the next game and lost by a score of 76-74, despite yet another impressive game from Marshall Henderson.